Katherine Kelly Lang

Katherine Kelly Lang

Birth name: Katherine Kelly Wegeman
Born: July 25, 1961
Age: 56
Birthplace: Hollywood, California, U.S.
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Biography

Katherine Kelly Lang (born Katherine Kelly Wegeman; July 25, 1961) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Brooke Logan on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (1987-present).

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Personal life

She was born in Hollywood, California and graduated from Beverly Hills High School. She is the daughter of Olympic ski jumper Keith R. Wegeman and actress Judith Lang and the granddaughter of Oscar-winning cinematographer Charles Lang.

Lang was divorced twice. She is the mother of three children: Jeremy Skott Snider (born 1990), Julian Lang Snider (born 1992), Zoe Katrina D'Andrea (born 1997), and has a stepdaughter, Danyelle D'Andrea (born 1991).

On November 11, 2012, it was announced that Lang had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 years of marriage. The divorce was finalized on June 2014.

Career

Lang's first credit role was a movie called Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979), with Scott Baio, Maureen McCormick and Patrick Swayze. That was followed by guest roles in various television series such as the short-lived The Powers of Matthew Star and Masquerade and the long-running Riptide, Happy Days, The Fall Guy and HBO's 1st & Ten. Lang starred in the 1996 movie Subliminal Seduction. In 1985, Lang appeared in three music videos: Alabama's "There's No Way" (where she played the love interest of Alabama lead singer Randy Owen), and The Beach Boys' "Getcha Back" and its sequel "It's Gettin' Late".

In 1987, she was offered the role of blue-collar Brooke Logan on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, and has been an integral part of the program ever since. Her love affair with Ridge Forrester (played by Ronn Moss) has been a key story arc for over 20 years, and a love triangle among Brooke, Ridge, and Taylor (Hunter Tylo) stretched across an entire decade. The show's 5,000th episode included only the four core characters: Brooke, Ridge, Stephanie and Eric. As of February 2015, Lang is one of only two actors to be on The Bold and the Beautiful throughout the series. The other is John McCook, who portrays Eric Forrester.

She appeared as Brooke on The Young and the Restless in 1999, interacting with Eric Braeden (Victor), Peter Bergman (Jack), and Eileen Davidson (Ashley). Lang previously appeared on The Young and the Restless as Gretchen in 1981, and returned to the soap, for a brief stint, in July 2007. Her work as Brooke has been recognized with seven Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, beginning in 1991 and most recently in 2005.

Crystal Chappell won a Daytime Emmy Award along with Lang, Hillary B. Smith and Galen Gering in the Outstanding Drama Series: New Approach category for producing Venice: The Series.

In 2016, Lang made an appearance as herself in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.

Filmography

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. Allison Movie
1981 The Young and the Restless Gretchen
Brooke Logan Guest role; 1999, 2007
1982 Desperate Lives Mary Movie
1987 The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke Logan Series regular; 1987-present
1987 The Night Stalker Denise Movie
1995 Till the End of the Night Diana Davenport Movie
1996 Subliminal Seduction Deb Danver Television movie
2016 Neighbours Herself Guest role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Result Ref
1990 Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress The Bold and the Beautiful Won
1991 Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress Won
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Story Line (shared with John McCook) Nominated
1992 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Wedding (shared with John McCook) Nominated
1993 Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star Nominated
1994 Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star Nominated
1995 Most Valuable Professional Award for Best Soap Opera Actress Won
Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Soap Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Nominated
1996 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Love Story (shared with Hunter Tylo and Ronn Moss) Nominated
2001 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Storyline (shared with Winsor Harmon) Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine Nominated
2002 Daytime Emmy Award for America’s Favorite Couple Special Fan Award (shared with Sean Kanan) Nominated
2003 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Nominated
2004 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Female Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Storyline (shared with Ronn Moss and Jennifer Finnigan) Won
2006 TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Couple (shared with Ronn Moss) Won
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards for Most Popular Female Actor Won
2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2014 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

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